Sunday, May 18, 2008

Quick Get Away

Guapo and I both celebrate our birthdays in May (he's much, much, older than me). Instead of trying to find gifts for each other here in Brazil where everything seems to be ridiculously expensive (except, of course, for flip-flops , but they don't carry Guapo's huge size), we decided to instead go on a ridiculously-expensive overnighter.

We went to a beautiful place called Angra dos Reis:


We stayed in a swanky little place with private cabanas that were nestled into the jungle.

Our cabana:

Our view:


We had a hot tub on the deck and a sauna in the room. Have I mentioned how much Brazilians LOVE their saunas? It's quite odd from a foreigner's point of view. It's so hot where we live most of the year and that was always the first thing the realtors mentioned when they were showing me an apartment that had a sauna. Why would you want to go in a sauna when you are already sweating? I just don't get it.

Our apartment has one. It is currently being used as a storage unit.

But, back to Angra. We had the most relaxing 24 hours without the kidlets. It was just a peaceful place. There were only a few other guests as it is the off-season here (we are headed into winter next month). We ate great food, went canoeing, relaxed (as you can see from my new header), and I even went in the sauna a couple of times (I was kind of cold after canoeing!).

Good times, good times.

12 comments:

Ballerina Girl said...

Beautiful Gabs...glad to hear that all went well. Share the name of that place!
BG

Shelah said...

Wow-- that is gorgeous! You're living the dream...

nikko said...

Beautiful!

jules said...

I am SO JEALOUS! Glad you both got to celebrate in style!

txmommy said...

better than any gift! Happy birthday to you and Guapo!

Maine Mom said...

What a fun birthday gift for the both of you! It looks like a very peaceful, relaxing getaway. I love your new header picture!

Marina said...

what a beauitful place!! you really are living the dream! you are so bless to have travle so much and to have seen so many different places and now that get away I am jealous some people have all the luck in the world! have a nice day,marina

Fabiola said...

Gabriela,

The place is really wonderful. When the plane is almost here (from my town to yours), I can see Angra from the skies and it is just breathe taking.
What about this sauna thing... From my town and down South, there is no such obsession like that.


Fabiola

My Full Hands said...

So glad you had a relaxing time - sometimes it is so important to get away from it all with your spouse!

No Cool Story said...

Oh WOW!!!!
What a fabulous place! And I love your new header :D

utmommy said...

Sounds and looks like it was fabulous!!

Calandria said...

wow, gorgeous place!